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    Tips for Employers on Difficult Situations (April Meeting)

    Date: April 16, 2014, 10:00am – 12:00pm
    Central SHRM
    Pierre Chamber Community Room

    800 W. Dakota Avenue
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    Tips for Employers on Difficult Situations

    Wednesday, April 16 from 10:00 - 12:00

    No Cost to Attend

     Pierre Chamber Community Room

    800 W. Dakota Avenue

     Every business owner knows how valuable employees are to their business.  That’s why it’s important for managers to consider the following questions.  Do I understand how to support my employees during difficult times to ensure they remain a productive employee?  Do I know what to do if one of my employees had a tragic event happen, such as: death of a loved one,  divorce, or their behavior suddenly changes and they started being tardy, not showing up to work, making mistakes, or otherwise exhibiting behaviors not typical for that employee?  If you recognize any of these as issues you have had to deal with, are dealing with or just want to be prepared for, plan to attend this seminar on assisting employees in a professional and responsible manner.  You will learn tips on recognizing and properly working with these situations.


    One in four Americans lives with a mental health problem each year. Yet, far too many – up to two-thirds – go without treatment.   Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

     Specifically, participants learn:

    • The potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, dealing with suicidal behaviors, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury
    • An understanding of the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in their communities
    • A 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care
    • The appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem.

    Presenter:   Kami Marts, Certified Mental Health First Aide Trainer

    Sponsored by Central SD Society for Human Resource Management